Ashish Arora is the Rex D. Adams Professor of Business Administration at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He is a member of the strategy area, is associated with the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and is active in the Program for Entrepreneurs at the Fuqua School of Business. Ashish Arora received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 1992, and was on the faculty at the Heinz School, Carnegie Mellon University, where he held the H. John Heinz Professorship, till 2009. His research focuses on the economics of technology and technical change. Ashish Arora's research has included the study of technology intensive industries such as software, biotechnology and chemicals, the economics of information security, and the role of patents and licensing in promoting technology start-ups. He has studied the rise of the software industry and the pharmaceutical industry in emerging economies, especially in India. His current research focuses on the management of innovation, including intellectual property and licensing in corporations, and innovation based entrepreneurship. He has published three books, and nearly eighty articles and book chapters. He serves as co-editor, Research Policy, and Associate Editor for Management Science and is on the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal, Industrial and Corporate Change, Information Economics and Policy, and Journal of Evolutionary Economics. In the past, he has served on advisory panels to the Secretary of Commerce, the National Academy of Sciences, and The Association for Computing Machinery.